Sunday 1 January 2017

Catholic Reading List 2017

Catholic Reading List 2017

At the beginning of the year in 2016 I created a reading list of Catholic books I wanted to finish. I called it a A Year Of Reading Intention – Catholic Reading. I started with 32 books on this list. But the list kept growing both from recommendations from others and from the books being read. Including a few Catholic fiction books I managed to read 73 Catholic books over the year, and review most of them. So continuing the new tradition here is my 2017 reading list:

1001 Reasons Why It's Great to be Catholic! - Robert M. Haddad
20 Answers Mary - Tim Staples

20 Answers Miracles - Karlo Broussard
20 Answers The Papacy - Jim Blackburn
20 Answers the Eucharist - Trent Horn
20 Answers God - Trent Horn
20 Answers The Sacraments - Fr. Mike Driscoll
20 Answers Salvation - Jimmy Akin
20 Answers End of Life Issues - Jason Negri
20 Answers Divorce and Remarriage - Jim Blackburn
20 Answers Death and Judgement - Trent Horn
20 Answers Islam - Andrew Bieszad
20 Answers Faith and Science - Trent Horn
20 Answers The Real Jesus - Trent Horn
20 Answers Scripture and Tradition - Jim BlackBurn
20 Answers Abortion - Trent Horn
20 Answers Angels and Demons - Fr. Mike Driscoll
20 Answers Witchcraft & the Occult - Michelle Arnold
20 Answers The Bible - Trent Horn
20 Answers Atheism - Matt Fradd
20 Answers The Church - Trent Horn
40 Days to Mercy - Michael E. Gaitley - A Jubilee Year Lenten Devotion Through Divine Sunday
Abandonment to Divine Providence - Jean-Pierre de Caussade
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (Plus One) to becoming a Better Apologist - Jimmy Akin
A Donkey at the Waterwheel - Malcolm M. Kennedy
A Friar's Tale - John Collins
Advent Meditations with Fulton J. Sheen
A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind - Michael O'Brien
A Man Cleansed by God - John E. Beahm

A Man Who Knew How to Forgive - Francesc Faus
A Practical Guide to Discern God's Will - Philip Kosloski

Abandonment to Divine Providence - Jean Pierre de Caussade
Back to the Basics - Oliver Tuazon and Roque Carballo
Be Holy A Catholics Guide to the Spiritual Life - Thomas G. Morrow
Beautiful Hope -  Matthew Kelly, Pope Frances, et al.
Behold Your Mother - Tim Staples
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: An Ordinary Christian -Maria Amata Di Lorenzo and Robert Ventresca

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Journey to the Summit - Ana Maria Vasquez and Jennings Dean
Catholic & Christian - Alan Schreck
Catholic Book of Character, The - Fr. Edward Garesche
Champions of the Rosary - Donald H. Calloway - The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon

Children of the Last Days - Michael O'Brien
Choosing Happiness: Working Within - Francisco Ugarte

Church Militant Field Manual - Richard Heilman
Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints - Anonymous
Divine Renovation - James Mallon

DOCAT: Catholic Social Teaching for Youth - YOUCAT
Docilitas: On Teaching and Being Taught - James Schall
Every Man's Journey - James P. Campbell
Faith Hope Love - Josef Pieper
Father The Family Protector - James B. Stenson
Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World - Jean M. Heimann 

From Slave To Priest - Sr. Caroline Hemesath
The Incorruptibles - Joan Carroll Cruz
Full Armor of God, The. Defending Your Life From Satan’s Schemes - Larry Richards
God or Nothing - Cardinal Robert Sarah
God Who Loves, The - Shane Kapler
God's Healing Mercy - Kathleen Beckman
God's World and Our Place In It - Fulton J. Sheen
Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom -  Father Thomas Dubay
Happy Catholic - Julie Davis

Holy Desperation: Praying as If Your Life Depends on It - Heather King
How to Become A Heroic Catholic - Catherine Stewart

How to Read Your Way to Heaven - Vicki Burbach
How To Book of Catholic Devotions, The Second Edition - Mike Aqulina and Regis J. Flaherty
In Conversation With God Volume 1 Part 2 Christmas and Epiphany - Francis Fernandez
In Conversation With God Volume 3 Part 1 Ordinary Time Weeks 1-6 - Francis Fernandez

In Conversation With God Volume 6 Part 1 Special Feasts January to March - Francis Fernandez
Journeys with Mary Apparitions of Our Lady - Zerlina De Santis
Life's Greatest Lesson - Allen Hunt
Live Well Today - Fr. Thomas Dailey
Love Is Patient, But I'm Not - Christopher West

Man Up - Jared Zimmerer
Manual for Marian Devotion - The Dominican Sisters of Mary

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet - Shane Kapler
Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy Missionary Handbook - Michael E. Gaitley

Memorize the Mass - Kevin Vost
Mitt Brennender Sorge On the Church and the German Reich - Pope Pius XI

Navigating the Interior Life. Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God- Daniel Burke and Fr. John BartuneK
Norms of Piety A Plan for Everyday Living - J.M. Muntadas
Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hope - Roberto Morozzo della Rocca

Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth - Edward Sri
Pierced by a Sword - Bud Macfarlane Jr. T
Praying the Angelus Find Joy, Peace, and Purpose in Everyday Life - Jared Dees
Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion - Matthew Kelly
Rediscover the Rosary: The Modern Power of an Ancient Prayer - Matthew Kelly
Reform Yourself! : How to Pray, Find Peace, and Grow in Faith with the Saints of the Counter-Reformation - Shaun McAfee
Rosarium Virginis Mariae On The Most Holy Rosary - Pope John Paul II
Roses Among Thorns - St. Francis de Sales

Perfectly Yourself Discovering God's Dream For You - Matthew Kelly
Saint Catherine Labouré And Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé and Cathy Morrison
Saint Teresa of Kolkata Missionary of Charity - Mary Kathleen Glavich and Barbara Kiwak
Saint Thomas Aquinas Missionary of Truth - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé and Cathy Morrison
Saint John Neumann Missionary to Immigrants - Laura Rhoderica Brown
Saint Anthony of Padua Fire and Light - Margaret Charles Kerry and Mary Elizabeth Tebo 
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Courageous Faith - Lillian M. Fisher
Saint Martin de Porres Humble Healer - Elizabeth Marie DeDomenico
Saint John Bosco Champion for the Young - Emily Beata Marsh  
Saint Damien of Molokai: Hero of Hawaii - Virginia Helen Richards, D. Thomas Halpin and Anne Bergstrom 
Saint Edith Stein Blessed by the Cross - Mary Lee Hill and Mari Goering
Seeking Christ in Reading - Rev. Eugene Boylan 
Seven Words of Jesus and Mary Lessons on Cana and Calvary - Fulton J. Sheen
Seven Words of Jesus and Mary - Fulton J. Sheen
Stop Worrying and Start Living 365 Daily Readings - Gary Zimak

Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent - Francis de Sales
Station to Station - Gary Jansen
Saint Clare of Assisi: Runaway Rich Girl - Kim Hee-Ju
Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto - Anne Eileen Heffernan and Patricia Edward
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla The Gift of Life - Susan Helen Wallace and Patricia Edward Jablonski
Saint Paul The Thirteenth Apostle - Mary Lea Hill & Matthew Archambault
Saint Joan of Arc God's Soldier - Susan Helen Wallace and Ray Morelli
St. Paul - Mitch Pacwa 
Ten: How the Ten Commandments Can Change Your life - Mary Elizabeth Sperry
The Archbishop and I: My Childhood Friend Fulton J. Sheen - Margo Weber Nassar
The Body Under the Bridge  - Paul McCusker
The Catholic Guide to Loneliness - Dr. Kevin Vost
The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity - Taylor R. Marshall
The Deacon Reader - James Keating
The Golden Thread - Louis de Wohl
The Great Adventure - Jeff Cavins

The Grunt Padre: Father Vincent Robert Capodanno Vietnam 1966-1967 - Daniel L. Mode
The Holy Spirit - Mitch Pacwa
The Last Monks of Skellig Michael - Philip Kosloski

The Life of St. Christopher Quest for a King - Lee Hyoun-ju and Kyung Hee Yoon
The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero - Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying
The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did - Eric Sammons
The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis - Felix Timmerman
The Priest Barracks: Dachau 1938 – 1945 - Guillaume Zeller
The Rhythm of Life - Matthew Kelly
The Saints Pray for Us - Encounter the Saints 
The Secret Life of John Paul II - Lino Zani
The Way of the Heart - Henri Nouwen
Theology for Beginners - Frank Sheed

Thirsting for Prayer - Jacques Philippe
This Tremendous Lover - Eugene Boylan
To Be A Man - James B. Stenson
Truth Be Told - Mark Hart
Way of the Cross - Saint Josemaria Escriva

Why the Eucharist Matters - Chris Padgett
Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) Brandon Vogt
Why We're Catholic - Trent Horn
Way of Wonder: Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton
You're Amazing: A Message of Hope That Will Change Your Life Forever - Justin Fatica

Your Life in the Holy Spirit - Dr. Alan Schreck

The Strangers at the Manger - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower

Bane's Eyes - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Book 4
Angelhood - A.J. Cattapan
7 Riddles to Nowhere - A.J. Cattapan
I Thirst - Gina Marinello-Sweeney - Veritas Chronicles Book 1 
Saving Faith - T.M. Gaouette - Faith and Kung Fu Book 2
a.k.a. Genius - Marilee Haynes
Patrick and the Fire - Cornelia Mary Bilinsky and Maggie Coburn
Brigid and the Butter - Pamela Love and Apryl Stott
Pictures of Me - Marilee Haynes
Saint Magnus The Last Viking - Susan Peek
Genius Under Constriction - Marilee Haynes
Quetzalcoatl's Zahir - Manuel Alfonseca
The Shop of Ghosts - G.K. Chesterton
The Secret of the Shamrock - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower
The King's Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland - Susan Peek
The Mystery of the Haunted House - Manual Alfonseca
Spokes - Deanna K. Klingel
8 Notes to a Nobody - Cynthia T. Toney
A Single Bead - Stephanie Engelman 
Chasing Liberty - Theresa Linden - Chasing Liberty Book 1
Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah - Chris Stepien
The Profession - Eric Sammons
Roland West, Loner - Theresa Linden
Crusader King: A Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades - Susan Peek
The Sign of the Carved Cross - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower
The Relic of Perilous Falls - Raymond Arroyo - Will Wilder Book 1
Prince Martin Wins His Sword - Brandon Hale and Jason Zimdars
Standing Strong - Theresa Linden
10 Steps to Girlfriend Status - Cynthia T. Toney
The Mystery of the Sapphire Bracelet - Manuel Alfonseca
Beyond the Black Hole - Manuel Alfonseca
Nicholas Gilroy: Our Lady and the Guardian - Father Stephen and Deacon George
The Mystery of the Honeymoon - Manuel Alfonseca
Drive! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 1
Storm of Fire and Blood - Taylor R. Marshall 
Julia's Gifts - Ellen Gable
The Arrow Bringer -Lisa Mayer
Brothers - Corinna Turner - I am Margaret 0.5
Dying for Compassion - Barbara Golder
The Mystery of the Egyptian Vulture Country House - ManuelAlfonseca
Dying for Revenge - Barbara Golder
Margo's Diary & Notebook - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Companion

I am starting with 51 books on the list and it will likely grow, as 19 of these are carry over from the list that grew last year Looking forward to the challenge. And also reading the Catechism in a year. I was also asked to come up with a Top 10 Catholic Books List, not an easy task.


grams ramblings said...

That's amazing. I couldn't possibly read that many books in a year. I might get through ten or so if I work hard.
What would be your three best recommendations from last years ? Maybe I could start there .

Steven R. McEvoy said...

Here are my top 10 from last year Top 10 Catholic Books from 2016. They were all excellent.